Thursday, July 30, 2009

WOW! END of JULY- already!

Daytona Beach Bike Week 2009

I still will never get used to how the time flies anymore.
Seems like I get up and before I know it the day is over!
days turn to weeks and weeks to years.
Does it seem the same to you all too!?

When I'm in the throws of say cleaning house & doing laundry like today.
The time goes by too slow, but then before I know it the day has past and what did I do!
I cleaned the whole downstairs, did 4 loads of laundry, hung out , etc and
before I knew it was cooking supper.

Dau #2 went crazy out in the yard, chopping down yet another tree
then making a place for her new Chimeras for the family to enjoy fires in the eve.
I don't download pics here on her computer, but believe me I say she did allot of work today.

This eve I started another sewing project. I am gonna make
new bible covers for the granddaughters.
Got the material all measured and cut and will now need to sew.
That's unless dau #2 has some other outdoor project in mind! teehee

Going to the 'Women of Faith Concert' over the weekend in Washington DC.
Will prob do metro!? although travelling by car is so much better when ya have to take someone in a wheelchair.
I am sure me and the daughters will have a good time.
We have enjoyed them before.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Old Grey Mare Ain't What She Used To Be!

Went up to NJ last week to do some modifications to the house so it would sell! We primed the whole downstairs!, did a couple of little plumbing leaks and were just about to order the carpeting when the realtor called and said. 'Stop what you are doing- we sold the house! , the new owners are gonna redo the whole downstairs so we didn't have to do another brush stroke!' I was so happy it sold and promptly penned the contract- almost what I was asking, BUT we bought the paint & painted for 2 days. All the taping done, light fixtures down etc. My nephew and friend were helping so I paid them plus the costs of all we purchased. Owell its just money, time and energy, And like I said I ain't what I used to be! Bottom line it sold!
Now pray that what happened the last time doesn't happen again! They wanted to settle right away-July 31st, but because of NJ law the water tests must be in so are settling Aug 10th.
The ole knee is killing me, but I guess I'm no worse than I used to be!?

I swear there are more mosquito's in NJ than anywhere else. I have more bites on me than I have had in ages! Itch, itch, itch! Yikes, but dau #2 has found something great for it Ivarest, has calamine & benedryl & something else in it. Works good, now if I could just find it today. We packed up yesterday and drove down to MD and haven't gotten all the stuff unpacked as of yet. Dau #2 had to work last eve & I had to take the kiddos to their dads, AND today is supposed to be a day of rest. Mind ya I have done 2 loads of laundry and hung them out. However, I did really sleep in for me. Actually got up early went for lite breakfast with the dau before she had to do visits. Was on the computer and found myself nodding off so went back to bed. Was awakened to the rapping of the door. Was the new neighbor who wanted to chat! I don't even live here, but she spoke on, couldn't she see I was almost asleep!
Tomorrow is another day, have to drive to get one of the kiddos at their dads-he is invited to his first birthday party-he cant miss that! Whats a granny to do? Mom is working again!

Friday, July 17, 2009

From Me

First I'd like to say thanks to one and all for the well wishes and encouragement to rest, and I have been going with it.

This pic is one my niece sent me in an email I just had to share! That's about the only way us humans can walk on water! And should be reminded of that! Wow isn't that some pic? I understand no one was hurt! memo to self ' don't go boating with him!'

Believe it or not I have finished 2 books while here in NJ on the air mattress!

#1 is really a chick book, very entertaining "the Undomesticated Goddess" by Sophie Kinsella easy read

#2 is "the Shack" by Wm. Paul Young" wow its a real grabber, I couldn't put it down! and I would love everyone to read it. It was particularly good for this season of my life but would have been just as appropriate when I was younger! Apparently many theologians don't like it, BUT it presents the trinity in a very different way. The story was so captivating! I really can't say enough good things about it! I actually am challenging some of my blog friends to give it a try!
IE. the girl who wore my shoes, Merci, Zelda, a Telling place,shoebee, Craver, all of ya who read my blog and anyone stumbling upon it.

I also am in the second book of 'Bookworm" a mindless word game on the computer. Teehee had to put that in, What am I to do with no lights, tv etc, but be on the computer and sleep! for some reason this computer doesn't like facebook so don't get onto that much and take those tests!
Hope one and all have a wonderful, safe weekend! Don't know if I'll have much time on the computer next week cause dua#2 will be here with the kiddos and we are gonna paint!
O I have seen some great friends while here, been out to dinner, lots of gab and catching up to do!
If you have something to say, then say it. If not, enjoy the silence while it lasts. The noise will return soon enough. In the meantime, you're better off going out into the big, wide world, having some adventures and refilling your well. Trying to create when you don't feel like it is like making conversation for the sake of making conversation.
Hugh Macleod, How To Be Creative: 24, 08-22-04

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Lazy ME

grandson's enjoying the fire

Since I have returned to New Jersey I have been quite lazy! I really don't know whats up with me. I know my hubby would say well you must need the rest, but somehow I still feel guilty about doing nothing! I get up all well intentioned to get some things done, but I sit, I go on the computer, I read and I basically lay around.

Granted there isn't too mush to do in an empty house, but I could go out and work on the yard or maybe tear up the carpet downstairs to get ready for the new or Spackle the places we are gonna paint or even go get my nephew who is gonna clean the gutters, but no I just sit!

It's almost like I am on a sabbatical or silent retreat! Communing with God and nature. Thinking out what I should do with the house-sell or not sell etc.

I feel so at peace right now, nothing is happening in the world. I can remember a time when I would never sit so silently for so long a time! EEK I guess I am going thru another season in my life.
The whole life of man is but a point of time; let us enjoy it.
Plutarch (46 AD - 120 AD)

Monday, July 13, 2009

I'm back

This is one of my nieces children. they say she is quite bad at times? now how could they say that about this cherub! If I could I would adopt her in a millisecond. She and I have some kind of special bond. This was at our family reunion picnic, I hadn't seen her for months, and she just wanted to sit on my lap and not let me go! SO much love in a pint sized container!

Alexzandria & me

Try to put your happiness before anyone else's, because you may never have done so in your entire life, if you really think about it, if you are really honest with yourself.
Margaret Cho, weblog, 03-11-04

This am I went to look at carpet for the downstairs and ordered it, they have to come round and measure before I find out what it's gonna cost! While I am here will also do some painting, did I tell ya I hate painting. Dau#2 likes to paint, so think I will entertain the grands whilst she paints. I think I rounded up my nephew & a friend to help out! I know I am getting him to clean the gutters out. Dau #2 says never again for her!

I also want to get with some friends I haven't seen since moving to Fl. Hope it works out! Need to make some calls in the regard.

O I am sleeping on an air mattress this time. Want peace and quiet?! go to an empty house with no TV, radio, etc. I may finish a couple of books I've started, don't want to be working on the house the entire time.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Sunday Rambling

Well here it is July 12th already and I have been away from home for a couple of weeks. I am ready to go back to FL, but I know will be staying sometime into August! They tell me it's pretty hot and muggy and rainy in Fl so I might as well enjoy the pleasant weather here!
The next couple of weeks will be in NJ and plan to get some sprucing up done in the NJ house so it WILL sell! Not relishing the fact to put out time money and energy just to sell it, but the realtor says the cost in the long run will be worth it. Rather than reduce the price go in and make some minor changes. If that what it takes!
Been to church already and am working on stimulating dau#1 into getting herself ready for the drive to NJ from MD. Sometimes that is a futile battle! Yikes she can be slow, but I know she doesn't have control of that most of the time! However it doesn't make it any easier for me!
I have lots to get in my mini before I leave so better get started. See ya's in NJ.
Here we come I95!
Maybe I will get some pics out of the computer for my next posting!

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

#3 award

I recieved this from
Can you believe I rec'd an award from a horse? This is no ordinary horse, but an Arabian. You MUST check out the site very different!
If you receive this award, you are to credit the person who bestowed it, give it to 10 other blogs (let them know) and tell your readers 10 things about yourself that they don't know. The award is supposed to go to blogs that speak honestly, from"

wow 10 things about me that other bloggers don't know! hum my life is pretty much an open book
1. I just got my hair cut, not the way I wanted might I add, I am not happy about that
2. I am truly blessed by the Lord. I have a wonderful family, and great friends!
3. I was voted class clown in high school and missed it by a couple of points
4. I am on Facebook
5. I hate camping, but go for the people that like it and want me to go along.
6. I have trouble saying no to most folk.
7. I played tennis, field hockey, basketball in High school & College
8. Niagara Falls & Mt. Rushmore are places I love to visit. DID I forget Iceland!
9. I would rather go to a museum than Disney
10.I am going to Women of Faith in July and can't wait!

Now I pass this award to:
1. virginia gal
2. red headed rover
3. Jerusalem Hills daily photo
4. a telling place
5. the girl who wears my shoes
7. Zelda
8. Craver
9. that brittish woman
10. An English Girl Rambles

Monday, July 06, 2009

another award!

This is another award I have rec'd of late, lucky me. It is from: http://www.thegirlwhowearsmyshoes/
What an unbelievable site. So many heart warming words and pics!
I almost always have to get my daily dose of her! Whether up or down she has a wonderful command of the written word!
Here are the rules:
1.copy and paste the rules and pic with a link to the person who sent it to you a link to another blog you have recently discovered
3.leave a note for those you have recommended to receive the award
4.leave instructions for them

My awards go to

Saturday, July 04, 2009


Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession. George Washington

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. Barack Obama

Our country has endured wars on our shores
and our men have served abroad,
however we have endured over 233 years.

Civil disobedience, man made castroprophies,
natural disasters & shootings galore,
however the people have hung in there 233 years.

A rag tag bunch leaving to come to our shores
we're all immigrants, sorta ya know
and we have endured over 233 years.

We stand mighty in the world,
just as the flag waves unfurled
the Eagle & Statue of Liberty,
but it's the men of this nation who continue to endure!


I have never received an award before and in the same day rec'd three, so will be showing ya'll slowly-don't want to bore ya!, but I am so excited! thanks

CraverVII gave me the Uber Amazing Blog Award.

Forward to bloggers who;
1. ~ inspire you
2. ~ make you smile and laugh
3. ~ or maybe give amazing information
4. ~ are a great read
5. ~ have an amazing design
6. ~ and any other reasons you can think of that makes them ├╝ber amazing!
1. Put this logo in your blog posting.
2. Invite people to take this award
3. Do not forget to link back the web blog owned: mommawannabe
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog
5. Share the love to those who get this award.
Well I nominate

Thursday, July 02, 2009

whirlwind & weebles do fall down

Since I have been in NJ I have definitely been in a whirlwind. Last Friday night my cousin asked me to go to a Kenny Chesney concert with her, Since when she asked I was still in MD i asked when did I need to be in NJ. She said at least by 2pm. Well got up early in the am and got to NJ by 2:15 pm. We drove up to Phillie, where I thought would be a couple of hour concert. I was terribly wrong. The concert started @4pm, had 5 bands including Chesney and we got out of there about 11pm. We arrived to my aunts house @12:45am.

On Saturday we had a family reunion picnic at an Uncle's house, started around noon. I have a real big family. there were prob about 150-200 relatives there. Just about anything anyone would want to eat. I have something like 40 first cousins. They have all had children & grandchildren. There are still 4 aunts & uncles still living of 10 children. Guess I came from furthest south, a cousin came from Washington state, my brother came from New Hampshire.
During the reunion I had to drive #1 daughter to a camp she goes to every year, so missed some of the festivities.

WE have been sleeping all over south Jersey, my aunts, my brothers, a campground & my house. I have only seen a proper bed one night since I've been here, and believe me I am too old to be camping in a tent!

One night dau #2 fell in the shower and bruised her hip pretty good. I fell at the campground while taking a walk with the kiddos. Scratched up my elbow and palms of my hands pretty well.
Then today I fell again when the dog decided to trip me with his leash. No bruises this time, but am getting my hands ugly looking by weeding prickly pear cactus and rose bushes!

I am very tired and am actually looking forward to diving to Florida! I miss my bed!